WSH, the parent company of leading hospitality brands including BaxterStorey has signed a landmark pledge, committing to the Business Ambition for 1.5°C which will see them join the UN Race to Zero, setting a science-based net-zero target and making a critical contribution to limiting the impacts of climate change.
Spearheading WSH’s focus on sustainability is Mike Hanson, Director of Sustainable Business across WSH. Mike will be leading the business’ commitment to setting science-based targets in line with the Paris Agreement to reach global net-zero global emissions by 2050 in order to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
Mike Hanson said: “In the year of COP26, and on World Environment Day, our commitment to setting a Science Based Target is an important milestone. I am also delighted to announce that we have formally joined the Zero Carbon Forum, a collaborative programme across the hospitality industry, to deliver a roadmap to net-zero. By working together as an industry our aim is to achieve net-zero faster and more effectively.”
Passionate about building a more sustainable future, WSH achieved ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management system in 2007 at the same time as Carbon Neutral Company status, the business held this certification for 10 years before committing to 100% renewable electricity in 2018 alongside Carbon Neutral Fleet and Business Travel. Their award-winning food waste management programme ‘Food Waste Costing the Earth’ has saved over 61,000 tonnes of CO2e since 2014.
Race To Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.
It mobilizes a coalition of leading net zero initiatives, representing 708 cities, 24 regions, 2,360 businesses, 163 of the biggest investors, and 624 Higher Education Institutions. These ‘real economy’ actors join 120 countries in the largest ever alliance committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest. Collectively these actors now cover nearly 25% global CO2 emissions and over 50% GDP.
Led by the High-Level Climate Champions for Climate Action – Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz– Race To Zero mobilizes actors outside of national governments to join the Climate Ambition Alliance, which was launched at the UNSG’s Climate Action Summit 2019 by the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera.
The objective is to build momentum around the shift to a decarbonized economy ahead of COP26, where governments must strengthen their contributions to the Paris Agreement. This will send governments a resounding signal that business, cities, regions and investors are united in meeting the Paris goals and creating a more inclusive and resilient economy.
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